94 year old mining legend John Schnabel convinces his grandsons Parker and Payson to return to Big Nugget to work together deep into the winter to prove, once and for all, that there is big gold buried deep under Smith Creek.
Parker Schnabel refuses to give up. He's not satisfied with his gold total and is dead set on bringing home big gold to his beloved grandfather. Nothing is going to stop him, not even the Klondike winter.
Todd's claim owner arrives unannounced to take stock of the Hoffman's operation. Dustin returns from the mountains just in time for the final clean up. Unwilling to admit defeat, Parker uses a new piece of equipment to thaw his frozen paydirt.
Jack destroys the washplant forcing Dave to find a new way to run their dirt. Frozen pay disrupts Parker's operation and threatens to end his season early. Dustin participates in a dangerous operation.
An emergency in the jungle forces Todd to airlift one of his men to safety. Tony Beets becomes furious when he finds that Parker has moved his whole operation over the creek. The Dakota boys may be forced to abandon their hole.
Todd's claim owner forces a change to the mining plan. Grandpa visits Parker and makes a radical suggestion that the crew believes to be pure fantasy. Dustin fights to reach his first mountain gold.
Todd's 150 days is up and with no gold and just a few diamonds he faces eviction. Despite a big clean out, Parker modifies his plant to hit a million dollar season. Dustin finally gets real mining equipment up to Cahoon Creek to see if it holds big gold.
In the first of a two part episode, Parker hires yet another ex-Hoffman crew member while Todd grows more and more desperate. In the end, two crews get their biggest gold clean ups to date while the third faces an abrupt end to their season.
A tropical storm floods the Hoffman's operation and Dave is forced to dive deep into the pit. Parker is running one of the biggest washplants in the Klondike and needs to prove it will deliver. The Dakota boys get the biggest clean-up of their season.
Dave returns to the Hoffman Crew and butts heads with Todd over their mining plan. The Dakota boys stake their future on a new cut and Parker gets a second chance at mining with one of the largest wash plants in the Klondike.
Todd abandons gold and switches to diamond mining. In Alaska, Dustin gets stranded in the mountains during the worst electrical storm in twenty years. Parker's need for speed destroys his wash plant.
Todd returns to Guyana expecting 20 ounces of gold but gets a nasty shock. Parker faces a mutiny and seeks advice from his Grandpa. The Dakota Boys expect a huge pay out from the glory hole but get a crushing blow.
The Hoffman crew attempts to set up their washplant, but the jungle fights them every step of the way. The Dakota Boys find their first bedrock gold in the glory hole. In the Klondike, Parker gets more gold out of Little Blue than the Hoffmans ever did.
Todd faces disaster when he discovers his claim has been mined out. The Dakota Boys fight over rival mining plans with one plan high in the mountains and the other deep in the hole. Parker ignores Tony Beets, but still manages to hit his first paydirt.
The season premiere breaks ground in 3 countries. The Hoffman crew moves their operation to the hostile Guyana jungle. The Dakota boys need to find a safe route over thin ice. Parker is out of cash and must find gold, but Tony Beets has bad news for him.
This no holds barred show reveals how Fred coped with a dying wife, why a fateful choice cost Todd a huge amount of gold and how he coped with a murder in the jungle. A look forward reveals where the miners will be next season and who will return.
The first full clean out of cut two at Quartz Creek is a complete let down.
After a bear intrusion, Jimmy dumps bacon grease on the ground.
The Hoffman team checks on the wash plant they picked up last year.
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The South American jungle shows no mercy with the Hoffman crew once again.
Dustin finds an ingenious way to keep the miners out of the weather.
Parker borrows an excavator but the journey back comes close to disaster.
Parker learns he has skills than gold mining as he and Rick fix a broken line.
Todd and the crew find out they have been preparing the wrong claim.
The cast of Gold Rush weighs in on exactly what it takes to make it as a miner.
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Jack Hoffman gets one last look at the glory hole that cost him so much.
As the digging closes in, the pay dirt starts to show a lot more gold.
Todd Hoffman and his crew find their first Klondike golden nugget.
The Hoffman crew checks out the old gold mining dredge at Quartz creek.
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